5 reasons why you should attend a WNorth Connect event

“Studies show that connecting and networking with others is good for our well-being.” Words, Jen Schaeffers of Networking in Van spoke at the WNorth Connect over Cocktails event last week.


Seeing as I’m an extrovert, I laughed and said to the person next to me, “The next time my husband says, you’re going to another event? I’m going to tell him it’s good for my mental health! How can you argue with that?”

Seriously though… how can you argue with that?

 “Connection is why we’re here. It gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” -Brene Brown


Heather Odendaal, of WNORTH Conference and Jen Schaeffers of Networking in Vancouver  hosted  a summer kick-off event on the new and hottest Rooftop garden utopia – Roof Garten. The event featured delectable canapés, artisanal cocktails and some incredible prizes! It was such an honor attending such a fun event presented by McQuarrie Hunter LLP and sponsored by YYOGA, Saje Natural Wellness, withinUs TruMarine Collagen, Project Skin MD, Roof Garten, and Bluebird Strategy.


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Here are 5 reasons why you should attend a WNorth Connect Event:

1. You can meet new people      

You will meet smart, kind, influential, like-minded business women; who are passionate about making lasting connections. And, like mentioned above, connection is good for our over-all well-being!


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2. You can gain confidence

If you’re new at networking, and it kind of scares the crap out of you, attending a WNorth Connect event will help you gain confidence. The environment is extremely inviting!

Each time we meet someone new, engage in conversation, and form connections, we increase our confidence internally, and socially.


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3. You can eat delicious food and enjoy yummy wine, and cocktails

Whether it’s a sit-down long table event, or a cocktail event, you will definitely be at a venue that serves yummy food, and drinks. That said, if talking to strangers scares you, just think of all the delicious food and drinks you will have! In fact, food is a great conversation starter 😉


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4. You can win prizes

I left the Connect Over Cocktails event with an amazing door prize which retails at $300! Not only did I come home with an amazing prize from Skin DNA, I also made a new connection. I’m looking forward to trying this product! A few other attendees won some rad prizes too!


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5. Last but not least, you can listen to influential women leaders

You know the saying if you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re probably in the wrong room? I couldn’t agree with this more. This is why attending a WNorth Connect event is so beneficial. While you gain confidence, eat and drink, and make new connections, you will also gain knowledge and inspiration from leaders in the community.


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Need I say more?

I hope some of these reasons get you excited to join WNorth at one of their next Connect events!

Oh yah, there’s usually an awesome photographer like my friend Jenn from Jenn Dispirito photography  and WNorth committee member, capturing the moment there too!


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WNorth Conference is  striving to build a community of global women on the rise with Connect events in Vancouver, San Francisco (last month), NYC (coming this fall) and Toronto (in early 2017). The 2016 Conference was sold out and they are planning on releasing tickets for 2017 late summer of 2016.  They encourage women to follow their community on all of the social channels.

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